|Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies|
|Studio album by|
|Released||5 April 2013|
|Recorded||Late 2012–early 2013|
|Studio||Puk Studios and Baby Factory, Denmark|
|Label||Vertigo, Republic, Universal|
|Producer||Robert Caggiano, Volbeat, Jacob Hansen|
|Singles from Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies|
|Aesthetic Magazine Toronto|
Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies is the fifth studio album by Danish rock band Volbeat. The album was released on 5 April 2013. The title refers to the outlaws and gunslingers of the 19th century. This is the band's first album with guitarist Rob Caggiano and their final album with bassist Anders Kjølholm. The track "Room 24", with vocalist King Diamond, was made available for the fans as a free download on 5 April 2013, and was later nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
In January 2013, Volbeat revealed that they had been working on a new album which was named Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies and that it was set for a spring 2013 release
It was later announced that the former Anthrax lead guitarist, Rob Caggiano, would be producing the album as well as recording guest solos. Shortly thereafter, it was announced that Caggiano had officially joined the band as its second guitarist, after being asked to do so by the other band members. Singer and guitarist Michael Poulsen said of the chemistry between Caggiano and the rest of the band, "The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!"At the same time, it was announced that the album would be released on April 8, 2013 (GSA on April 5 and USA on April 9).
In an interview on February 11, 2013, Poulsen told Metal Hammer magazine, "One of the things I’m most happy about this time is the contrast in the material, the range of the music; on the one side, you have the western motifs, the rockabilly / country songs, and the real emotional melodies, and on the other, some of the heaviest – actually, THE heaviest – songs we have ever recorded. There was a record company guy in the studio the other day, and he was absolutely blown away by the ultra-heavy stuff. He said he wasn’t even sure he was listening to Volbeat!".
The album entered the Billboard 200 in the United States at number nine.The album sold 39,000 in its first week. It is the first time a Danish act has charted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 since Aquarium by Aqua charted at number seven in 1997. As of April 2016, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies had sold 308,000 copies in the US.
The album entered the Media Control Charts in Germany at number one and received immediate gold status. The album sold more than 100,000 in its first week.
In the United Kingdom, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies debuted at number 78 in the UK Albums Chart, selling 1,276 copies in its first week. As of June 2016, the album had sold 18,671 copies in the UK.
|1.||"Let's Shake Some Dust"||Michael Poulsen||Robert Caggiano, Poulsen||1:28|
|3.||"The Nameless One"||Poulsen||Poulsen||3:53|
|4.||"Dead but Rising"||Poulsen||Poulsen||3:35|
|5.||"Cape of Our Hero"||Poulsen||Poulsen||3:49|
|6.||"Room 24" (featuring King Diamond)||Poulsen, King Diamond||Poulsen||5:07|
|7.||"The Hangman's Body Count"||Poulsen||Poulsen||5:15|
|8.||"My Body"||Sameer Gadhia||Sameer Gadhia, Jacob Tilley, Eric Cannata, Francois Comtois, Payam Doostzadeh||3:42|
|11.||"Lonesome Rider" (featuring Sarah Blackwood)||Poulsen||Poulsen, Caggiano||4:05|
|12.||"The Sinner Is You"||Poulsen||Poulsen, Caggiano||4:15|
|14.||"Our Loved Ones"||Poulsen||Poulsen||4:51|
|2.||"Lola Montez" (Harp version)||Poulsen||Poulsen||4:28|
|3.||"7 Shots" (featuring Mille Petrozza and Michael Denner) (Live Wacken 2012)||Poulsen||Poulsen||5:12|
|4.||"Evelyn" (featuring Mark "Barney" Greenway) (Live Wacken 2012)||Poulsen, Mark "Barney" Greenway||Poulsen||3:46|
|5.||"Evelyn" (2010 demo)||Poulsen, Greenway||Poulsen||3:29|
|1.||"Let's Shake Some Dust"||1:28|
|3.||"The Nameless One"||3:53|
|4.||"Dead but Rising"||3:35|
|5.||"Cape of Our Hero"||3:49|
|6.||"Room 24" (featuring King Diamond)||5:07|
|7.||"The Hangman's Body Count"||5:15|
|11.||"Lonesome Rider" (featuring Sarah Blackwood)||4:05|
|12.||"The Sinner Is You"||4:15|
|14.||"Our Loved Ones"||4:51|
|1.||"Another Day, Another Way" (Live from Rock 'n' Heim 2013)|
|2.||"Guitar Gangsters & Cadillac Blood" (Live from Rock 'n' Heim 2013)|
|3.||"The Nameless One" (Live from Rock 'n' Heim 2013)|
|4.||"Heaven Nor Hell" (Live from Rock 'n' Heim 2013)|
|5.||"16 Dollars" (Live from Rock 'n' Heim 2013)|
|6.||"The Hangman's Body Count" (Live from Download Festival 2013)|
|7.||"Dead but Rising" (Live from Download Festival 2013)|
|8.||"Lola Montez" (Live from Roskilde Festival 2013)|
|9.||"Cape of Our Hero" (Live from Roskilde Festival 2013)|
|10.||"Doc Holliday" (Live from Rock Am Ring 2013)|
|11.||"Evelyn" (Live from Hellfest 2013)|
|12.||"Sad Man's Tongue" (Live from Hellfest 2013)|
|13.||"Maybellene i Hofteholder" (Live from Hellfest 2013)||5:46|
|Austrian Albums Chart||1|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)||10|
|Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)||46|
|Canadian Albums Chart||1|
|Danish Albums Chart||1|
|Dutch Albums Chart||4|
|Finnish Albums Chart||2|
|French Albums Chart||112|
|German Albums Chart||1|
|Hungarian Albums Chart||28|
|Norwegian Albums Chart||1|
|Swedish Albums Chart||4|
|Swiss Albums Chart||1|
|UK Albums Chart||78|
|US Billboard 200||9|
|US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)||1|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||2|
|Austrian Albums Chart||11|
|Danish Albums Chart||5|
|German Albums Chart||8|
|US Billboard 200||195|
|US Hard Rock Albums||13|
|US Rock Albums||55|
|US Hard Rock Albums||18|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan) |
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||98|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Platinum||15,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Gold||40,000^|
|Denmark (IFPI Denmark)||2× Platinum||40,000^|
|Germany (BVMI)||2× Platinum||400,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
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